The much-awaited test run of Chennai Metro Rail seems set for further delay with the Chief Minister’s office yet to give CMRL a date for the flag-off.
CMRL approached the chief secretary in August but is yet to receive a response to its request, said an official.
“The static test comprising testing of air compressors, airconditioning, lighting and electricity systems is almost done. We are now waiting for a suitable date from the CM’s office,” said the CMRL official.
The first Metro train was brought to Chennai from Sao Paolo in Brazil late in May and then taken to the depot-cum-yard in Koyambedu.
After the initial test run, the trains will go through several such runs before the trial run scheduled for December 2013.